Between our two beautiful campuses, there are over 2,700 potential friends and over 1,000 families to meet. It might take some time to remember everyone's names, but it won't take long to feel welcomed.
Welcome to Shanghai American School, where your child's dreams will take flight.
Thank you for your interest in Shanghai American School. By joining our community, your child will be supported by our mission-driven approach and nurtured in their journey towards becoming lifelong learners, compassionate individuals, and fearless dreamers. Everyone at SAS is deeply committed to student growth and development – both inside and outside of the classroom.
Our Admissions Team is always excited to meet prospective students who have the potential to thrive in our community. We invite you to discover the world-class, transformative educational experience that awaits you at SAS by registering for an upcoming tour or event here. We would love to meet you and your family to show you what SAS is all about.
Kindly note, as the 2023-24 school year has now begun, seat availability is now extremely limited across many grade levels on both campuses. We highly recommend you contact our Admissions Team directly before submitting an application for 2023-24. Applications for the 2024-2025 school year are now open.
Welcome, future Eagles!
– Renee Gian, Director of Admissions + Enrollment
When the Fellas arrived to Shanghai from Germany, their daughter Sophie was already good at blues guitar. By the time she left, she was also pretty amazing at rugby, dance, soccer, and acting.
When the Lin family came to Shanghai from New Jersey, their daughter Julia had a budding interest in basketball. Six years later, she’s a one of the most well-rounded high school student athletes on campus.
Get ready to hone your friend-making skills.
“Diary of a Wimpy Kid” author Jeff Kinney stopped by SAS to speak with our students – oh, and to take a selfie, of course.
Maybe you’ll overhear a student talking about the hydrogen-powered motor bike he’s building. Or see a group of students commandeer a 750-seat theater’s stage, just to practice a dance step they thought up. No matter what day you visit SAS, we think you’ll leave impressed.
Whether new to SAS or transitioning from 8th grade, all High School freshmen are welcomed by Link Leaders. The Link Leader program is comprised of High School students well-versed in making people feel comfortable.
It’s not just students who receive a warm welcome at SAS. When visiting authors arrive, they’re greeted by Author Ambassadors (also known as Middle School students) who prepare welcome packs, lead campus tours, and introduce the authors to fellow students.
Every day, something inspiring happens at SAS. What will it be when you visit?
Whether your family currently lives in Shanghai or will be relocating to this exciting city, we understand the importance of finding the right educational fit for your child. Our Admissions officers are committed to assisting you however we can and assuring the experience is as smooth as possible.
Apply to SAS From here, you will be whisked to our online application. Thank you for your interest in SAS!